Cool Social Media Mom Tweets During Her Own Childbirth; Is She An Idiot or a Trendsetter?

8 Jun

Has “social media” taken over our lives? 

[Photo: Gawker.com]

Mary Wycherly, photographer and former indie rocker, decided to live tweet the birth of her child a few days ago.  Here’s the problem: If I could think of one place that Twitter shouldn’t get involved, it is the miraculous moment in which a child is born and enters the world.

A few others situations in which the use of Twitter should be banned are as follows:

  • Funerals
  • Locker rooms 
  • During sex
  • Immediately after sex
  • While driving 
  • While drunk
  • If you are a married U.S. Congressman with a tendency to communicate with young women over social media 
  • If you are a married U.S. Congressman with a tendency to communicate with young women over social media, ESPECIALLY if your name is Weiner.
Aren’t there more important things to be doing while giving birth than tweeting…like giving birth? Some of the tweets are just plain weird too:
“Martin and nana are making me laugh so much that I’m ‘squirting’ water and contracting simultaneously”
“Oh great, I’ve run out of beer. This would never happen in the hospital. #homebirth
“It’s a beautiful girl. Crying. Amazing. #homebirth
There’s no need to tell us you are crying! Just fucking cry!
I’m really happy for Mary and her new baby boy named “Sailor” so please don’t take any of this the wrong way.  Let’s hope “birth-tweeting” isn’t the next big thing. 
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